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20 March 2019

The cabinet makes social cohesion and modernisation priorities

On 20 March 2019, the federal cabinet adopted the benchmark figures for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The government is planning record-level investments, the biggest tax cuts in over 10 years as well as comprehensive measures to boost social cohesion, ensuring that everyone in the country benefits from Germany’s economic success.

18 March 2019

“We should agree on an international minimum level of taxation”

In his speech at the Global Solutions Summit taking place in Berlin on 18 March 2019, German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz endorsed an international minimum level of taxation to ensure that states are able to finance their public goods. He also called for a multilateral approach, arguing that global problems such as climate change or social inequality can only be tackled through international cooperation.

1 March 2019

Europe is Germany’s most pressing national interest

Ahead of his trip to the Iberian Peninsula, German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz gave an interview to the Spanish newspaper El País and the Portuguese newspaper Expresso. He spoke about current European issues, underlining that it is not Germany’s role within the European Union to give advice to others. Instead, he affirmed that jointly-taken European decisions are what is needed to solve many of the urgent challenges.

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